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Anne Pettigrew

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Contact: info@annepettigrew.co.uk
Local authority: North Ayrshire
Languages: English
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A GP  for 31 years in Greenock. Was also a mainstream and medical press journalist. Gave press conferences and interviews (especially radio) for the BMA. Over the years community and women’s group talks on health topics e.g. on healthy living and safe usage of complementary medicine. (Qualified Homeopath and Acupuncturist).

On a 2002 sabbatical, gained an M.Sc. in Medical Anthropology from Oxford, fuelling my interest in preventive and women’s health issues historically and internationally. Published two darkly humorous medical novels: Not The Life Imagined (2018) on sixties med students and Not The Deaths Imagined (2020) on GPs. Themes include discrimination, mental health, #MeToo, drug abuse, medical ethics, whistleblowing-  and friendship.

Recent speaking engagements include reading on stage at Bloody Scotland 2019 as a ‘Bloody Scotland Spotlight-er,’ book launches, signings, Book Festival reading at Kilmacolm OK Fest and Aye Write and a Book Week Scotland Event Women in Medicine (20190. Happy to talk/lead discussions on women’s health, discrimination, mental health, girls’ autonomy, rights and opportunities- or writing topics.  Blogs regularly on her website.

It is of note that monies earned in respect of my two novels benefit the charity PlanUK, dedicated to reducing child marriage and, FGM and promoting female wellbeing worldwide.

(Photo credit: Alex Murphy)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Ageing; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & Prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Mystery & thriller; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+